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Straight Talk / Google Voice voicemail on ported Galaxy S4

Discussion in 'Straight Talk' started by xrae, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. xrae

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    Hi all, I have a ex-Verizon Galaxy S4 that I just ported to Straight Talk / Verizon towers. For the 2+ years until I ported it, I used Google Voice for my voicemail on Verizon.

    I have tried to use GV voicemail now that I have switched over to Straight Talk and I cannot get it to work.

    Another family member has a native ST android phone but on AT&T network, and I was able to get GV voicemail to work for her just fine.

    Is it possible to get Google Voice voicemail to work for me on my S4 now that I have switched over to Straight Talk? I sometimes travel out of country and I need to get my voicemails over email when I'm away. Plus, I just don't want to have to listen to voicemails. Who wants to do that when I can get them via text.

    Thanks.
     

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    What steps did you take to try to activate it on ST?

    I'd go in and at least clear cache, sign out, sign back in and re-forward it. Maybe even un-forward before you do all that. It seems like it may just be stuck in some sort of loop. The Verizon forward/unforward codes may (or may not) be different than the ST codes. IIRC there is an extra step for Verizon, it doesn't work seamlessly on it's own.

    edit: by unforward I mean use the Verizon unforward code, *73 or go into settings online, not the app, and deactivate it there. Then start from scratch.
     
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    Hey, thank you! That worked.

    I don't think I was deactivating the Verizon voicemail properly. That's all I needed to do, then reactivate it, choosing Verizon again, even though that isn't my carrier now.

    Me love you long time! :D
     
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